OPINION

Bringing officials to justice

A number of parliamentary committees have been set up recently to look into a series of different issues – except a very crucial one. It has become clear to all at home and abroad that some officials in previous administrations have committed serious crimes at the expense of the country. It is these people who left the country in mammoth debt, who increased state spending and the number of political favors, who repeatedly forged economic data and who have destroyed the revenue-collection mechanism. Perhaps it is time to call to task the politicians who are responsible for these practices over the past 30 years and hold them accountable for their actions. The wrongdoing is not the fault of any one particular administration. We must establish the truth and bring to trial those who are responsible for these serious crimes. Doing so would send a signal to Greece’s foreign peers, who see lies go unpunished in our country. It would also send a signal to the Greek people, some of whom were comfortable with the situation but, facing the daunting price tag, now want the wrongdoers punished for their actions.